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Oct 30, 2012 06:40 |  #1

Hi everyone,

having trouble trying to decide what lens to get that will work well with my 1D, crop sensor with EF only mount, any suggestions?

Been looking at the Tokina 11-16 F2.8, Sigma 12-24 and possibly if I can find one I can afford a 17-40 F4L

What do you think? Any help greatly appreciated


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Oct 30, 2012 07:57 |  #2

i had both on my 1dmk2. the tokina is a better build, but the 12-24 is nice for the cheaper price. I'd get the 12-24 since you wont be able to use it until the 14-15mm range.

the 17-40 wasn't very magical on that body, it shines on FF though


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Oct 30, 2012 11:53 |  #3

I'm not sure about the 17-40 being magical or not on APS-H, but I was quite happy using it on a 1d3. The 17-40 is quite weak in the outer portions of the frame at the wide end, but on APS-H those portions are mostly cut off.

The sigma 12-24 is not that strong of a performer, but it is certainly the widest option with >APS-C coverage.

The Tokina is an APS-C lens, but if I remember right it covers the APS-H image circle from about 13mm and up. If you are ok with the limited range, it is a very high performing lens. Some people complain about flare, but I found that shading the lens with my hand was usually sufficient to prevent flare in all but the worst situations.

So my choice would be 17-40 if you don't need ultrawide, Tokina if you specifically want ultrawide, and the Sigma if you want ultrawide plus the extra zoom range on both ends over the tokina (at a performance cost vs. the other two lenses)




  
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Oct 30, 2012 12:27 |  #4

When I was shooting with the 1D, my choices came down to the 11-16, 17-40, and 16-35. Back then, my other body was a 40D, so I went with the 11-16. Optically, it's superior to the 17-40 and 16-35, and build wise it's on par (if not better).

I was able to use it from 12.5-13mm up to 16 with no vignetting. If I had to boil it down to two lenses, I'd be looking at the 2.8 offerings first.



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Oct 31, 2012 11:16 |  #5

Not to seem spammy since I'm selling mine but do not rule out the Sigma 15-30. I found it much better than the 12-24 and on par with the 17-40 (albeit wider but with variable aperture). Its about half the cost of a 17-40. Its a very sharp and capable little lens. No vignetting at any focal length. My only "complaints" were that it doesn't accept filters in a traditional way and has variable aperture so I went back to a 17-40.

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Oct 31, 2012 12:15 |  #6

When I had only the 1D2, the 17-40mm was perfect for me..... Until I moved up to FF and 17mm became even wider. But still, I've been using 24mm a lot more than 17mm on my 5D2, mostly because the Lee filter kit vignettes like crazy until around 22mm. I didn't buy the UWA slim mount for it.

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